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Crystallina Nera is a thriving new community in Northeast Edmonton’s pristine Lake District. Still under construction, the Crystallina Nera Neighbourhood Structure Plan was approved in 2007. Developers in the area have emphasized natural beauty and quiet, family-friendly living with forested areas, walking trails and a scenic stormwater pond. Despite the community’s peaceful vibe, however, it remains within short distance of countless convenient amenities, including shops, services, schools, and commuter roads.

If you’re looking for a modern, single-family home in a peaceful new neighbourhood near it all, Crystallina Nera may be what you’ve been searching for. 

Did you know? In acknowledgement of the many diverse cultures that make up Edmonton, all Northeast Edmonton Lake District communities take their names from lakes in different languages. Crystallina Nera refers to the Greek term “krystallos nero,” or “crystal waters.” 

 Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Crystallina Nera

Two-storey, single-family homes are the most common home style in Crystallina Nera. These new construction properties include everything from 2,800+ square foot front-attached luxury homes to contemporary, rear-detached starter homes. Featuring an average of four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a wealth of modern features, single-family homes Crystallina Nera come with everything a family needs to grow and thrive, including: 

  • Chef-inspired kitchens 
  • Four- and five-piece ensuites 
  • Stone countertops
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Engineered hardwood flooring
  • Walk-in closets 
  • Bonus rooms
  • Upper floor laundry 
  • Walk-thru pantries
  • Designer light fixtures 
  • Wet bars 
  • Dens and office spaces 
  • Spacious mudrooms 
  • High ceilings
  • Complete landscaping
  • Oversized heated garages 
  • Some homes in the area 
  • Etc. 

Despite the abundance of single-family models, Crystallina Nera does feature many attached and semi-detached homes. Duplexes in the community include an average of three bedrooms and bathrooms and approximately 1,500 square feet for under $400,000. Crystallina Nera townhomes and apartment-style condos are modern and low-maintenance, perfect for first-time buyers, working professionals, downsizers and more. 

Average Listing Price in Crystallina Nera: $477,000 *

See Homes For Sale in Crystallina Nera

Did you know? Separate entrances and legal suites are also common among Crystallina Nera homes, an ideal opportunity for multi-generational families, Edmonton real estate investors, or those looking to pay down their mortgage faster. 

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Amenities in Northeast Edmonton

Crystallina Nera residents are fortunate to have a wide range of amenities at their fingertips, as the area boasts proximity to many shops, services, restaurants, and recreation venues. To further enhance convenience, a small commercial district is being constructed in the nearby neighbourhood of Schonsee. This district will comprise a coffee shop, medical centre, pharmacy, and daycare. Moreover, residents can easily access additional shops and services in adjoining communities such as Belle Rive, Eaux Claires, Hollick-Kenyon, and more.

Northeast Edmonton amenities within the Crystallina Nera area include:

  • Clareview Town Centre – Costco, Superstore, numerous restaurants, medical centre, etc.
  • Londonderry Mall – 150 + stores and services, including Hudson’s Bay, Winners and an Edmonton Public Library
  • Manning Town Centre – 32+ brand name stores, including a Brown’s Social House and Cineplex Odeon. 
  • Namao Center – Save-On-Foods, Canadian Tire, Sobeys, Lowe’s, etc.
  • Northgate Centre – Marshalls, Walmart, Safeway, etc
  • North Town Centre – Medical centres and health services, T & T Supermarket, Indigo Books, etc.
  • And more!

Did you know? Northeast Edmonton is home to 70 thriving neighbourhoods. This area will be the future site of the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park, a project that will lead to many jobs for local residents. 

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Parks and Recreation in Northeast Edmonton 

As previously mentioned, Crystallina Nera remains a prominent neighbourhood within Northeast Edmonton’s scenic Lake District. The community boasts a picturesque stormwater pond surrounded by walking trails, parks, and vast green spaces. Development of a park and playground in the adjoining community of Schonsee is progressing, with plans for exciting amenities such as a spray pad, multi-activity court, and a sledding hill. 

Additionally, Crystallina Nera is associated with the Lago Lindo Community League. The league organizes family-friendly programs, including preschool initiatives, community swim sessions, outdoor skating, soccer, sports activities, and more.

Other nearby park and recreation venues include:

Did you know? The Lake District features many popular parks such as the Poplar District Park and Spray Park in Belle Rive, and the Cy Becker Park and Spray Park.

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Crystallina Nera Schools

There are several future schools planned for Crystallina Nera and area. This includes a Catholic K-9 elementary/junior high, with construction set to be complete by 2026. Designated public and Catholic schools for Crystallina Nera students include: 

Designated Public Schools:

Designated Catholic Schools:


Edmonton Northeast Christian School

Did you know? Crystallina Nera is an attractive community for military families due to its proximity to the Canadian Forces Base along nearby Hwy 28.

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Commuting from Northeast Edmonton 

Crystallina Nera is bounded by 82nd Street to the west, the Anthony Henday to the north, 66th Street to the west and the community of Schonsee to the south. 82nd Street and 66th Street both offer convenient access to the north Anthony Henday and the Yellowhead Highway. Additionally, 82nd Street provides quick connectivity to Edmonton’s downtown core, only a 20-minute drive away. 167th Ave intersects with Highway 28 / 97th Street, leading directly to the city center and Fort Road and Wayne Gretzky Drive can also be accessed via nearby Manning Drive.

While the transit network is still expanding in this part of the city, several transit stops are scattered in and around Crystallina Nera. Within a 10-minute drive, you’ll find major transit hubs like Castle Downs Transit CentreEaux Claires Transit CentreNorthgate Transit Centre, and the Clareview LRT Station.

To learn more about Crystallina Nera and/or the many other vibrant communities in Northeast Edmonton, contact us! We also invite you to take advantage of our many free and informative home buyer’s resources below: 

*Based on current real estate listings.

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